Category Archives: Drunk Driving Accidents
Are you planning to throw a holiday party for your employees, family members or friends? If you are going to be serving alcohol at this party, then you should be aware that you could be held liable if one of your guests harms themselves or another person in a drunk driving accident. North Carolina law does hold the host responsible for drunk driving accidents in some cases. Social host liability could apply if you provided alcohol for the guest, you knew or should have known they were intoxicated, and you knew they would later be driving a vehicle. Depending on the circumstances, you could be liable for damages caused by the drunk driving accident. Can Party Hosts Prevent Their Guests from Drunk Driving? There are ways you could plan the party beforehand that may reduce the chances of guests drinking to excess. In addition, there are steps you could take…
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Earlier this year, WTVD-TV reported on a fatal wreck involving a UNC student and her boyfriend. Both the UNC student, who attended UNC Charlotte, and her boyfriend were 18 years old. The teenagers were killed in the crash, which happened as they were traveling on US Route 74 in Lumberton, North Carolina. As the UNC student and her boyfriend were traveling west on Route 74, they collided with another vehicle that was traveling east in the westbound lane. The driver of the vehicle that hit the UNC student’s car suffered life-threatening injuries in the wreck. Authorities said that alcohol was a factor in the deadly collision. Can I Sue a Drunk Driver Who’s Arrested? If a person who caused a car wreck is arrested for drinking and driving, victims of the crash and their families may believe that they do not need to file a lawsuit against the drunk driver….
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A Franklin County pedestrian wreck resulted in the death of a 7-year-old boy. According to WRAL-TV, the deadly crash happened a little before 9 pm on a Monday night on Darius Pearce Road. Prior to the incident, the boy wandered away from home. His family as well as neighbors searched for the child, but were unable to find him in time. Reportedly, as the 7-year-old boy was walking along Darius Pearce Road, a 1997 Buick traveling in the same direction hit him. The driver of the Buick left the scene of the crash before law enforcement arrived. The boy died at the accident scene. The hit-and-run driver was tracked down a short time later. Was This Deadly Franklin County Pedestrian Wreck the Result of Drinking and Driving? Reportedly, the hit-and-run driver involved in this deadly wreck was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in connection with the incident….
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